Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby Beth Powers » Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:25 am

Dragonchef wrote:Beth, so let me get this straight . . . five years of Novembers and 3 years of Decembers? You've been submitting for eight or more years now? Wait. 2011 was a January. That makes it almost ten years or more.
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Actually, that was just the electronic submissions (I didn't keep track of dates on the paper subs--I just filed them away in a box!). Q4 2007 was my first submission to the contest. I missed the next quarter because I only had the one story at the time, and then I submitted to Q2 in 2008 and haven't missed a quarter since. I'm not sure what it says about my writing that I also haven't made it past HM in all that time, but making sure I don't miss a deadline has caused me to keep generating new stories even when I'm busy. Thanks to the Goals four V.38 thread, this year I'm working on drafting my stories earlier than the week of the deadline, so that I have more time to revise and hopefully improve my writing (and maybe my placement in the contest too!)
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby GlibWizard » Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:28 am

Wow! That's certainly an amount of prose to be proud of!
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby Wulf Moon » Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:40 am

“And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!”
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby Dragonchef » Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:33 am

Wulf Moon wrote:“And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!”

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:31 am

Wulf Moon wrote:“And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!”

...Is this a peep? Has there been a peep?
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby CCrawford » Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:55 am

disgruntledpeony wrote:
Wulf Moon wrote:“And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!”

...Is this a peep? Has there been a peep?


I hope it was a peep!!
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby RSchibler » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:38 am

I figured was the US election...
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby Wulf Moon » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:38 am

RSchibler wrote:I figured was the US election...


And you would be wrong...
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby Dragonchef » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:48 am

Wulf Moon wrote:
RSchibler wrote:I figured was the US election...


And you would be wrong...

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:54 am

*sets up blanket fort and hot chocolate station*
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby Dragonchef » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:06 am

* automates refresh on email to cycle at 10 second intervals *
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby RSchibler » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:07 am

Too much, y’all. It’s too much. Charlie is retiring, the election is everywhere, and WotF peeps? *curls up in fetal position*
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby GlibWizard » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:51 am

RSchibler wrote:Too much, y’all. It’s too much. Charlie is retiring, the election is everywhere, and WotF peeps? *curls up in fetal position*


Yeah, this sure is a day, isn't it?

I thought that I'd emotionally distanced myself from my Q4 entry because I expect it to flop, but now that I'm faced with the imminent discovery of how badly it flopped, I'm nervously vibrating.
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby babooher » Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:12 am

Just got chills. How fun!

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby Dragonchef » Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:13 am

babooher wrote:Just got chills. How fun!

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby sorte001 » Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:19 am

A peep?

On Election Day?

On the day my daughter is to be married?
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby Wulf Moon » Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:32 am

Dragonchef wrote:* automates refresh on email to cycle at 10 second intervals *
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Well, it’s always take phone off call forward, watch for unidentified calls first. THEN come the emails. wotf007
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby CCrawford » Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:53 am

*checks that phone is nearby*

Is there a major delay between calls and emails these days, or do they generally come pretty close together?
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:25 pm

CCrawford wrote:*checks that phone is nearby*

Is there a major delay between calls and emails these days, or do they generally come pretty close together?

Last year, I think I got my finalist call the day before results came out? I think.
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby CCrawford » Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:26 pm

disgruntledpeony wrote:
CCrawford wrote:*checks that phone is nearby*

Is there a major delay between calls and emails these days, or do they generally come pretty close together?

Last year, I think I got my finalist call the day before results came out? I think.



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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby Henckel » Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:59 pm

Best of luck everyone.

...who needs presidential election results when WOTF results are coming?
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby KD Julicher » Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:56 pm

disgruntledpeony wrote:
CCrawford wrote:*checks that phone is nearby*

Is there a major delay between calls and emails these days, or do they generally come pretty close together?

Last year, I think I got my finalist call the day before results came out? I think.



That was the case for me in the last two quarters I was finalist (Q1 last year and Q1 this year). But the only thing the same about WOTF results is that they change.

That said, while I expect results before Thanksgiving this week seems early, did someone see Dave say something?
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby Eagerink » Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:24 pm

sorte001 wrote:A peep?

On Election Day?

On the day my daughter is to be married?


Congrats to your daughter!

I already have a pillow fort set up to hide from the election... Today's quite a day, but if that' a peep then that is making it a better day. It's also my birthday... wotf002
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby sorte001 » Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:37 pm

Eagerink wrote:
sorte001 wrote:A peep?

On Election Day?

On the day my daughter is to be married?


Congrats to your daughter!

I already have a pillow fort set up to hide from the election... Today's quite a day, but if that' a peep then that is making it a better day. It's also my birthday... wotf002


Thank you but I don’t have a daughter! hahaha I was hoping my Godfather reference would add some humor to the tension
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby Wulf Moon » Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:37 pm

Henckel wrote:Best of luck everyone.

...who needs presidential election results when WOTF results are coming?


You said it, Christopher! Best of success to all that submitted!
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby sorte001 » Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:58 pm

Eagerink wrote:
sorte001 wrote:A peep?

On Election Day?

On the day my daughter is to be married?


Congrats to your daughter!

I already have a pillow fort set up to hide from the election... Today's quite a day, but if that' a peep then that is making it a better day. It's also my birthday... wotf002


Oh and Happy birthday!!
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby Eagerink » Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:35 pm

sorte001 wrote:
Eagerink wrote:
sorte001 wrote:A peep?

On Election Day?

On the day my daughter is to be married?


Congrats to your daughter!

I already have a pillow fort set up to hide from the election... Today's quite a day, but if that' a peep then that is making it a better day. It's also my birthday... wotf002


Thank you but I don’t have a daughter! hahaha I was hoping my Godfather reference would add some humor to the tension


Oh... haha I am very good at not getting references wotf017 (and was thinking, why did she pick today of all days? lol)
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby DoctorJest » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:41 pm

And round and round we go once again, as...

wotf055

And I mean, geez, wasn't that quick? This is more than a month sooner than I expected a response.
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby vjalrik » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:43 pm

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby Michael Kingswood » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:51 pm

Oh snap!!

Was watching election returns and just got this notice

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Woohoo! Best I've done in the contest so far. :) Congrats to everyone who entered, and who placed in one way or another.
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